LG G Flex 2 with 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 810 SoC now available for $329.99 in U.S.

by Chetan Bhawani 11

LG G Flex 2 Press Image

Update, 12th July, 2014: The G Flex 2 with 32GB internal storage, and with red/black color variants is now available for $329.99 in the U.S., through the retailer Expansys, which was selling it earlier for $449.99. Quite a good price drop, and now it seems a device worthy of the price.

Earlier: 18th March, 2015, 13:00 p.m.
LG has just announced the G Flex 2 smartphone in India, at the LG Tech Show 2015 in Delhi. The device with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 810 and the beautiful flex design, is just official after its official unveiling at CES 2015 in January.

The G Flex 2 will be available for Rs. 55,000 and it will be launched this month in India.

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Mr. Amit Gujral, officially unveiling the LG G Flex 2.

Glance View feature on the G Flex 2.

Talking about the camera features of LG G Flex 2.

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Earlier:
LG officially announces the LG G Flex 2, and it was only the official announcement required as almost all the details were already leaked in full glory, except for the speculations that it will be running the Snapdragon 800, because this power packed smartphone will be the first one to officially have Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, and it will run Android 5.0 Lollipop under a 5.5-inch Full HD display.

The original G Flex had a 6-inch screen, and LG has been wise enough to reduce the screen size for some comfort, while upgrading most of the internal specs. The self healing technology that was seen in the G Flex to remove any scratches or nicks, is used in the G Flex 2 as well, and the LG G3’s Laser autofocus technology is also added.

With regards to the curvy body, the G Flex 2 has a 700mm radius curvature on the display, while it comes with a 650mm radius curvature on the back. The display used in the G Flex2 is a P-OLED display. The self healing is said to be dramatically increased, as now the back of the device gets healed in about 10 seconds in room temperature, while the predecessor took about three minutes to heal.

Camera is where LG couldn’t prove itself much in 2014, but the company has packed in the laser autofocus system, and OIS+ is there as well with the Dual LED flash added to the 13-megapixel lens on the rear side, while the front has the same 2.1-megapixel camera as seen in the LG G3. The software enhancements for camera app include Gesture Shot, Gesture View and a few more, while the general OS tweaks include Glance View to view key information with a downward swipe on the screen when it is turned off, and Fast Charge to charge the 3000 mAh battery of the LG G Flex 2 up to 50 percent from zero in about 40 minutes.

“The original G Flex demonstrated LG’s pioneering spirit and with the G Flex2 we have refined the curved form factor, staying true to our philosophy of innovation for a better life,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The G Flex2 not only has the stunning looks, it also has the powerful guts to be at the cutting edge of current smartphone technology. Simply put, it’s a true head-turner in every sense of the word.”

The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X) 4.1, NFC, SlimPort, A-GPS / Glonass, USB 2.0 and 4G LTE. The G Flex2 comes with 2GB DDR4 RAM, and internal storage options of 16GB and 32GB with a MicroSD card slot with support for up to 2TB.

The LG G Flex2 will be first available in Korea during the end of this month, and later will be followed in the other markets, with the color options of Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red.

Earlier: LG G Flex 2 to be announced at CES 2015, probably with Snapdragon 800
The teaser from Qualcomm, about a device to be announced at the CES 2015 event, was pointing at this device – the LG G Flex 2. The Verge has already got a glimpse of the banners of G Flex’s successor in the main hallway, and it clearly names the device that is going to be official in a couple days from now.

The first gen. LG G Flex hadn’t received the traction the company might have expected, and there are obvious reasons for that. But, with the bendgate that has been popular among iPhone 6 Plus users, the point of bendable (up to an extent) devices now can look sane. And given the way LG has put its advertising banners already on the main hall of CES, it is almost clear that this is the only flagship LG is going to announce at the CES event.

Qualcomm was seen teasing a device with back buttons (which is obvious for an LG flagship), and it was shown with a Snapdragon 800 chipset. So, the recipe inside the chassis remains the same, but the physical aspect is where we might be seeing some difference.

We’re at the CES floor, and will be covering the LG’s press conference live, where we expect something apart from the G Flex 2. Wait and watch.

Chetan Bhawani

Chetan Bhawani is a dentist, a tech blogger and a passionate writer in the field of technology. He keeps himself connected to the web for the entire day, of course except when he's dozed off! Add +Chetan Bhawani on Google Plus for more!

  • vivek ganeriwal

    Interesting what about samsung 🙂

    • Yeah other the Samsung Galaxy Grand Max we haven’t heard much about them! I guess they must be keeping a closed lid. Various other companies are out with their showcase like Lenovo Acer LG Xiaomi Microsoft Alcatel YEEZ and even Kodak but Samsung must be keeping things suppressed. The big news would probably be Samsung Tvs with 4k and 8k quality, New wearables, new design concepts, and the biggest of all the S6. Cant wait for that!

      Ive also heard that the S6 will be curved and is being tested in India! Some private showcasing will be held! http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s6_enters_india_for_testing-news-10651.php

  • Siddhesh Sharma

    Exicted about it

  • Well I will be waiting for the most innovative device to be announce and show off. Well LG G Flex was not that much popular and also it was not able to get the good reviews on some of the blogs but now after the grand step on the success with LG G 3 this is going to have people’s attention towards the next generation of the best innovation. The main reason of it is the bending and let’s wait and watch how much it can bend.

  • LG is always impressing. They delivered a perfect smartphone flagship in 2014 and the G3 was one of the first phones with a QHD screen which of course ushered in a trend of more devices with QHD displays. Now just looking at the picture for this wonderful smartphone unveil I am thoroughly impressed with the way it looks honestly all that I would wait on is a price tag as that would enable me to see the G flex in a different light and properly determine where it would stand in the smartphone market. But for now all I can say is that from here it is a nice phone!!

  • Suraj Racharla

    I expect to see featres that was on the G3 to appear on the G Flex and hope fully they should keep that self healing back even though it doesnt work all the time. The self healing back is a great selling point but i feel like LG did not advetise much in North America to sell this device. It might be because of the price point and how bad the user interface was. But since now they fixed all of those problems isee the G Flex being a big hit now. I want to see a QHD screen with the laser focus technology and ovioulsy that bendable curve. I hope LG puts more features in this phone that wasnt seen in the G3 because now with other companies releasing phones the LG G Flex 2 needs to set a high standard for other phones like the Samsung S6 and maybe even the Note 5 which will be released quite some time from now

  • Jugal Mudoi

    Woww.. That’s now looking pretty impressive. I actually expected something that there’s no reason to puting a old 800 SoC in the successor of G Flex and now shockingly they revealed it with the most powerful Snapdragon 810 soc. They are first and perhaps Samsung is going to be the second to announce their flagship with this SoC. This G Flex 2 has massively got improvements in various aspects . There’s still the self healing on the back panel and with more efficiency was much needed and I love that they include the G3’s laser autofocus in G Flex 2. The real good thing is the rear camera with OIS+ is a great improvement and I can say LG has done a great job in camera department. But if we if count the MP of both cameras of G Flex 2 then it considerably looks behind the Note 4. Furthermore this time they chosen the perfect size for the display and when it comes to the quality of the display it gets now better with the addition of Super amoled plus screen and it undoubtedly will attract more people. Fast charging capability is also wonderful but the only thing I dislike is only 2gb ram and this is beyond my understanding.. why it has only 2gb ram with such massive hardware power and if we compare here’s also no comparison with the Note 4. On the whole it is great device with curvy body but I think we have to wait to see if this is actually going to be a head turner.

  • Kaushik Medhi

    Is the LG G Flex 2 smartphone made of Rubber ???

  • Aditya Rohila

    eagerly waiting for price drop in india

  • Guru Raja

    currently LG is the greatest competitor to mobile giants like Samsung and Apple

  • Getting to avsweeter price for the flex came later but value is dropping faster than the s5